Stop comparing Johnny Manziel to Colin Kaepernick says Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel and Colin Kaepernick are both former NFL quarterbacks looking to find a new home back in pro football. That’s just about where their similarities end. Manziel knows it. So do scouts.

Yet when video surfaced of the former Browns quarterback throwing in San Diego, many people immediately began focusing their attention on his work to get another shot the the league, while many others compared it to the difficulties facing Kaepernick’s comeback.

All of the arguments are irrelevant. Even Manziel agrees with that.

The one-time college star went on a lengthy Twitter rant on Saturday calling out those who are speaking of the two quarterbacks as though they are in similar situation. Manziel is over it.

That’s a pretty strong comment from a guy who needs all the help he can get if he wants another chance in the NFL. And calling out the league he is hoping will give him that chance isn’t going to do Manziel any favors as he attempts a comeback.

In a perfect world, that should settle this whole debate. Alas, football is far from perfect. Both of these players have extremely difficult roads ahead for reasons that couldn’t be more different.

There’s no need to conflate the two in any way. Take a hint from one of the guys in the center of it all.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: NFL player Johnny Manziel in attendance during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Cleveland Browns Quarterback Johnny Manziel attends a game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Washington Capitals at STAPLES Center on March 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)
27 December 2015: Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass during the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs defeated the Browns 17-13. (Photo by James Allison/Icon Sportswire) (Photo by James Allison/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 17: Johnny Manziel attends REVOLVE Desert House on April 17, 2016 at on April 17, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)
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Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel makes a court appearance at the Frank Crowley Courts Building on May 5, 2016 in Dallas. Manziel reported to court Thursday for the first time since a Dallas County grand jury indicted him last month on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Former girlfriend Colleen Crowley has accused him of kidnapping, hitting and threatening to kill her in January. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is seen on June 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Wilbur/Star Max/GC Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 24: (L-R) Diana Tran, Nick Tershay and Johnny Manziel attend PUMA X Diamond Supply Launch Event on January 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for PUMA)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Johnny Manziel attends ChaCha The Wave And Jamie Foxx Foundation's 1st Annual Charity Celebrity Basketball Game at Private Residence on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09: Johnny Manziel is seen on March 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
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